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  • Floating On Broken Pieces

    Contributed by James May on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 210 ratings
     | 55,348 views

    If we will abide in Christ as the sailors stayed with the ship that Paul was shipwrecked in, God will provide a way for us to escape destruction.

  • Military Veteran Funeral Message

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 213 ratings
     | 59,199 views

    Paul compares our bodies to tents, a familiar image for soldiers who yearn for homecoming.

  • There Be Monsters Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 6, 2006
    based on 55 ratings
     | 25,388 views

    Why did Jesus rebuke these sailors (who knew a bad storm when they saw one) for their fear? I don’t think He did. Find out why.

    In our last series, we dealt with questions we’d like to ask God. For the next few weeks, we’re going to turn that around and look at questions Jesus would ask us. And the first question we’re going to deal with is found in found in Mark 4:35-41 - "Why Are You So Afraid?". (Read text and have ...read more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,830 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impact our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,073 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impacts our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • Lighten Your Load

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,748 views

    Every sailor knows that you can’t ride out a storm with an overburdened ship. You’ll take on excess water and sink. The same goes for us, when we carry useless burdens around and a storm comes up – we’ll be in danger of sinking.

    Many of you came in here today carrying a burden, a load of care. The good news is that you can lighten your load, you can even get rid of your load altogether. Relax, you’re in the Lord’s house now, and I’ve got a feel’en everything’s gonna be alright! Amen! Our sermon comes from the Book ...read more

  • An Inspirational Lighthouse Story Series

    Contributed by Ernest Corty on Apr 7, 2004
    based on 301 ratings
     | 63,331 views

    A short vesper or devotional on keeping your light burning for Christ. It uses the lighthouse as an example.

    On various occasions I have had need for a short devotional, vesper or bedtime story, if you will. Inevitably I have returned to a favorite of mine that I located many years ago in a Leadership of Youth Groups publication by Farmland Industries, Kansas City, Missouri. I have considerably ...read more

  • The Prodigal Prophet Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 28, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,863 views

    We can be so obsessed with what was going on inside that fish that we can miss seeing the drama inside Jonah.

    Jonah, the Prodigal Prophet, ch 1:4-17 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts We last saw Jonah boarding a ship headed for Tarshish. He pays his fare, gets his one-way ticket, and settles down in the hold--thinking he has made it impossible for God’s will to ...read more

  • The Runaway Prophet Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 10, 2002
    based on 171 ratings
     | 28,048 views

    God has a call on our lives. We need to stop running and obey that call.

    Jonah 1 The Runaway Prophet Jonah was a prophet of the most-high God. It was his job to listen to the word of God and then communicate it to the people. It is by God’s word through Jonah that Jeroboam II extended the boundaries of Israel in 2 Kings 14:25. Much of what he would communicate ...read more

  • Get Your Weather Report Here

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 95 ratings
     | 21,197 views

    1- We must interpret the times, not the seasons 2- We must beware of the yeast, not the bread 3- We must cling to the rock, not the sand

    INTRO.- ILL.- It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a new Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and when he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the weather ...read more

  • How To Be Confident In Crisis Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jan 29, 2016
    based on 6 ratings
     | 15,765 views

    This sermon looks at three ways people make bad decisions - three wrong moves in a crisis - and four anchors during a crisis.

    How To Be Confident in Crisis The Bible teaches that there are three kinds of storms in life: 1. Storms that we bring on ourselves (as Samson and his self-induced troubles) 2. Storms that God causes (as Jesus stilling the storm on Lake Galilee) 3. Storms that other people cause (as ...read more

  • Where Are You Headed?

    Contributed by Brian Menear on Apr 1, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,692 views

    Heading in the wrong direction from God will lead to trouble. Jonah learned that the hard way.

    Where Are You Headed? It’s easy to get in a hurry when we know what the reward is. Some of us get more “motivated” to get things done when we know someone is watching us. Moving quickly is good as long as we are moving in the right direction. God wants us to move. Where we want to go and ...read more

  • When God Calls, Which Way Do You Run?

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,477 views

    Jonah’s experience helps us understand God’s grace again. Hiding and running from God never pays, coming home to his will is the only way.

    When God calls, which way do you run? Jonah is a classic Bible story. Someone has pointed out that in the first chapter Jonah ran away from God. In the second chapter, he ran back to God. In the third chapter he ran with God, but in the fourth chapter he ran ahead of God. Jonah was a ...read more

  • Brilliance On Display

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jun 10, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,355 views

    Because our lives are on display, we must let God’s light shine through us. I. You’ve Got Light II. The World Needs Light III. Let Your Light Shine

    Brilliance on Display Intro: 2 guys were carpenters, and 1 always was teasing the other, not repudiated to be very smart. One night he shined his flashlight up to the 2nd story of a house and said, ‘would you mind climbing up this light beam and get my hammer for me?’ The nitwit said, ‘hah, how ...read more

  • Holiness: The Hand Of God

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 10,725 views

    God calls us holy even though we are not

    Man On An Island Marooned! A man swims from his sinking ship and arrives on a beach. Turns out he is completely alone on the island. Two years later….he flags down a passing ship, he is jumping with excitement. The dingy arrives from the passing ship and the first question the sailors ask ...read more